State: FAFSA priority deadline approaching


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS/WOOD) — Michigan officials are reminding students and their families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 1.

The FAFSA should be your the first stop when applying for scholarships or looking for financial assistance for college, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

“This application is free and can help ensure you get as much financial aid as possible,” Anne Wohlfert, executive director of the Treasury’s Office of Postsecondary Financial Planning said.

The department’s Student Scholarships and Grants Division gives priority consideration to students whose FAFSA is received on or before March 1. To complete the FAFSA, go to

Ann Isackson, the associate dean for GRCC, explained what you’ll need and how it can be beneficial for students during Friday’s #the7on8. You can watch the video above.

GRCC is hosting its Spring Open House March. 14. Information on the April 18 open house at the Lakeshore Campus can be found online.

To learn more about state of Michigan scholarships and other financial assistance programs, check out the MI Student Aid’s website or call 1.888.447.2687.

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